VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

09 January 2016

On January 9th, 2016, an academic conference took place in Szatmárnémeti (Satu Mare, RO) titled An Accounting of the Historical Past – A Discussion in Connection to a Commemorative Inscription. The objective of the event was to clarify the legitimacy and historical veracity of the “Horthyist-Fascist-Hungarian” phrase. The organizer of the event was Híd Egyesület, and the location was the new hall of the Szatmár-Láncos Reformed Church. Presentations were held by Dr. Sándor Szakály, Dr. Ottmar Trasca, Sándor Thoroczkay and Dr. Dávid Turbucz.

The “Horthyist-Fascist-Hungarian” phrase is ahistorical, indefensible and should be scrubbed!

With the involvement of historians and experts – in the wake of last October’s forum – the legitimacy and historical veracity of the “Horthyist-Fascist-Hungarian” phrase were once again clarified. At the earlier meeting the participants had come to the conclusion that the “deportations carried out by the Horthy-Fascist-Hungarian Regime” phrase should be replaced with “deportations carried out under the Nazi occupation with the involvement of the authorities”.  

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Pictures of the event